Ribbans Park is less than three miles from the vibrant town centre with its glorious waterfront alongside the River Orwell. The town boasts a wealth of shops, popular music, arts and cultural entertainment venues, plus schools, health facilities and sports clubs.
Ribbans Park is just off the A1189 that links to the A14 ring road and on to the A12 for Colchester - 23 miles and to junction 28 of the M25 - 60 miles. Head north on the A14 for Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge, or take the A12 for Lowestoft and the Norfolk coast. For train travel Ribbans Park is less than one mile from Derby Road Railway Station with services to London's Liverpool Street - taking from one hour ten minutes - and to Cambridge and Norwich. Ipswich is only 54 miles from Stansted Airport and 12 miles from the busy port of Felixstowe.
A trip to the shops
Ipswich town centre offers you an excellent mix of department stores such as M&S and Debenhams, smaller independents and specialist shops. Buttermarket and Sailmakers centres offer more than 40 stores and there are regular outdoor street markets including the popular Cornhill market. For supermarket shopping you'll find a full range including Waitrose and Sainsbury's. At Suffolk and Orwell Retail Parks you'll find many famous national brands.
Taking time out
Ribbans Park is adjacent to the scenic St Clements Golf Club and is one of several local courses. Ipswich prides itself on its culture from musicals at the New Wolsey Theatre, to live art, dance and entertainment at the Ipswich Regent Theatre and Corn Exchange. Enjoy outdoor arts and music festivals at the stunning Waterfront or stroll around the 67 acre Holywells Park. Explore local history at Ipswich Museum, or take a boat trip up the River Orwell from Neptune Marina. View works by Gainsborough and Constable at the Tudor Christchurch Mansion and Wolsey Art Gallery or sports fans can watch Ipswich Town FC at its Portman Road stadium. Crown Pools offers swimming, fitness and gym. For days out The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is less than ten miles offering wildlife, coastal walks and nature reserves.
Rose Hill Primary, Murrayfield County Primary and Cliff Lane Primary Schools are all close toRibbans Park and cater for pupils aged between 5 and 11 years. Murrayfield also runs a morning nursery for youngsters aged three and over. For senior pupils Copleston High School, an academy offering secondary education for those aged 11 to 18 years, is only half a mile away. St Alban's Catholic High School for 11 to 18s, also has academy status and a sixth form and is less than 2 miles. For further education Suffolk New College is about 1.5 miles and Suffolk University at Neptune Quay, offers higher education for undergraduate and mature students.
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